SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — Brent Rystrom, chief financial officer of RiceBran Technologies, has been named to the additional position of chief operating officer. In his expanded role, he will oversee the company's operations in addition to his current responsibilities. Mr. Rystrom joined the company as c.f.o. in 2017."Brent has made significant contributions as c.f.o. to RBT's financial performance, in terms of delivering shareholder value through debt reduction, strategic investment and divestiture of non-core assets," said Robert Smith, chief executive officer of RiceBran Technologies. "With a talented team now in place to support that position, including our recently appointed chief accounting officer, Brent is now able expand his focus as c.o.o. on supporting the Company's growth initiatives as well as setting in place best practices to ensure product reliability and service consistency to our growing customer base."